the new Christian Louboutin book of course!
A monograph of the fabulous, sexy-red-sole shoe designer, is Louboutin’s first masterpiece in print and features beautiful photographs of his shoes by Philippe Garcia. In an article on Vogue UK’s website, Louboutin said “the most important thing to me when considering the photography was to ensure my favourite pieces from the 20 years [were] photographed in a beautiful way…”
His book covers six chapters including; Louboutin’s biography, the Louboutin boutiques around the world, his shoe designs over the past 20 years, photographs of the interiors of his homes in Paris, Luxor and Egypt, his creative collaborations with David Lynch in a series called “fetish” and a complete catalogue of his work featuring all of his 120 shoe designs.
The pages are pretty too, with a intricate pop-up pages, an elaborate foldout cover, and dramatic still-life photography.
An absolute must have for shoe lovers everywhere and a great gift for fabulous girls under the Christmas tree this festive season!
Here’s a little publishers exerpt:
Celebrated for his vertiginously high stilettos with their signature lacquer-red soles, Louboutin has achieved cult status with celebrities as well as fashionistas. His eclectic and exotic designs, often incorporating feathers, beads, and sequins, are a constant and dramatic presence on the red carpet and in nightclubs and restaurants the world over.
Louboutin’s first book, this monograph highlights the extraordinary range of his couture, from his iconic and glamorous creations to his fetishistic pieces, including his collaborations with David Lynch, meant more for the bedroom than the street. New photography captures Louboutin’s artistic sensibilities, while an in-depth interview reveals Louboutin’s life, travels, and inspirations, presenting a very personal look at the man behind the shoes.
A work of art in itself, with a five-piece foldout binding and a pop-up, Christian Louboutin is an enticing and revelatory look at the most important luxury shoe designer of our day.
The book is divided into six chapters. The first chapter covers Louboutin’s biography, his start as a designer from his work for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent to his first boutique in 1992, and his early creations and influences illustrated with many never-seen-before photos from his personal archives; chapter two features the Louboutin boutiques around the world showcasing the varied and extravagant interior designs and displays; chapter three is “20 years of design” and highlights his shoe designs from over the years with all-new still-life photography, as well as editorial art; chapter four features the spectacular interiors of Louboutin’s homes in Paris and Luxor, Egypt, and behind-the-scenes shots from his studios and workshops; chapter five focuses on his creative collaborations with David Lynch, of a series called “Fetish,” of limited-edition shoes by Louboutin and limited-edition photos by Lynch; chapter six is a complete catalogue raisonne of his work, with photos of all 120 shoe designs.